|Project by SteveV||posted 10-25-2007 07:49 PM||1604 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I designed this project for a women at work. Actually I guess she designed it. I wanted to build a Virginia Farm table but she wanted French thus the fancy legs.
The base went together pretty easily but I had to build a jig to hold the legs in place while I mortised them. I bought the legs to save time. The base is nice and square and level so I am happy. The bases is made from poplar as it will be painted black. The base includes pull out slides that will support 18×40 inch table extensions. I will have brass locator pins in the extension that will fit into the runners. I will also include a click catch to hold them in place.
Then I went to work on the top. The top is solid 2inch Cherry. This was hard to work with so it took a lot of time to prep before gluing up. Cutting the bread board end tenons was an ordeal. First I started with a router that was too small and a router straight edge the was not straight. So off I went to buy a Festool router and guide! Awesome tool and guide!! Before getting the Festool system my tenon were actually angled down causing the bread board end to not align with the top.
Well, the table is almost complete … oh yeah, had to go out and buy two new LN planes … 4 1/2 smother and tenon block plane. Here are some of the photos … I will post more pics as I near completion.
For more detailed pics, go here http://www.flickr.com/photos/12741473@N04/sets/72157602156952081/